The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Beverly Noel, 80
Born: Tuesday, March 24, 1936
Died: Monday, July 25, 2016

Ruth Simmons, 83
Born: Tuesday, April 04, 1933
Died: Monday, July 25, 2016

Violet Little, 85
Born: Wednesday, September 24, 1930
Died: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mildred DuBose, 79
Born: Friday, December 25, 1936
Died: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Arlene Endler, 81
Born: Monday, January 07, 1935
Died: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

Jul 31Walk of Angels 5K
Jul 31Public Tram Tour July
Jul 31Public Tram Tour 7/31
Aug 02Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Aug 03August Public Tram Tour
Aug 03 - Aug 03Summer Concert / Ohio Valley Big Band
Aug 06Weekend Walkabout / August
Aug 09Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Aug 14CABVI 'Yes You Can' 5K
Aug 16Grief to Peace / Spring Grove